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UPM Biofuels gains the world's first RSB low indirect land use change (ILUC) risk certification for its feedstocks System Account2018-04-24T13:03:21Z<p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">&#160;&#160;</b><br class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 24 April 2018 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels' continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world's first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate was received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, and for UPM's cultivation of the Brassica carinata oil crop in Uruguay. </p> <p class="hugin">The RSB low ILUC risk certification is an additional proof of sustainability for UPM Biofuels, showing that the company's use of crude tall oil and Brassica carinata oil for biofuels production has a low risk of causing indirect emissions elsewhere. The low ILUC risk RSB certification places UPM Biofuels' raw materials, crude tall oil and Brassica carinata oil in the category of most sustainable feedstocks.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2186614/127727.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Brassica carinata oil from UPM Biofuels' feedstock production in Uruguay has a low risk of causing indirect land use change emissions when used for biofuels production.</i></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are honoured to receive this first of a kind low ILUC recognition for our feeds. It gives further third party proof of UPM Biofuels' commitment to produce top of the line sustainable biofuels and biomaterials for our customers,&quot; comments <b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2186614/127728.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery uses crude tall oil, a wood-based residue of pulp production, for making advanced biofuels</i>.</p> <p class="hugin">Crude tall oil (CTO) is a residue of pulp production originating in sustainable forestry. The new low ILUC risk certification process, a voluntary addition to RSB certification, has confirmed that the amount of CTO required by UPM BioVerno for production can be used without diverting it from other uses.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">The secondary cropping concept for Brassica carinata, a non-edible oilseed crop grown outside the main cultivation period, has been tested and developed by UPM Biofuels in Uruguay. This new certification verifies that Brassica carinata oil from UPM Biofuels' feedstock production in Uruguay has a low risk of causing indirect land use change emissions when used for biofuels production.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The RSB is proud to count UPM among the visionary biofuel producers that are not only RSB certified for their wood-based biofuels in Lappeenranta, Finland and Brassica carinata cultivation in Uruguay, but have now received the world's first RSB low ILUC risk certification. This shows that their biofuels have not only achieved the requirements of our rigorous standard for sustainability, they have also been verified under this module, meaning they have minimal or zero risk of indirect impacts - such as deforestation or increased food prices - elsewhere in the world. With reduced greenhouse gas emissions which meet the highest standards of sustainability and transparency, as well as demonstrating the lowest impacts on nature and food production, these are the biofuels of the future!&quot; says <b class="hugin">Rolf Hogan</b>, Executive Director of RSB. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB is one of the world's most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standards for biomaterials. It is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. Additionally, RSB's is the first standard to utilise a low ILUC-risk module&#160; for biomass certification. UPM Biofuels' production has been evaluated against this low ILUC requirement, EU RED criteria and the 12 RSB principles, which have been approved by their many stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">More information&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Maiju Helin, Head of Sustainability and Market Development, UPM Biofuels<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 50&#160;325 6046, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;maiju.helin@upm.com" target="_blank">maiju.helin@upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RSB</b><br class="hugin">The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi stakeholder independent&#160;organisation&#160;that drives the development of a new world bioeconomy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation, and collaborative partnerships.&#160;It provides tools and solutions&#160;that mitigate business risk and contribute to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - and RSB has one of the world's most trusted, peer-reviewed, global certification standard for sustainable biomaterials, biofuels and biomass production.<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rsb.org" target="_blank">www.rsb.org</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels enters the bioplastics market with new partnersSystem Account2018-03-14T13:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 14 March 2018 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM is committed to creating value from sustainable bioinnovations. In addition to renewable diesel, the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces renewable naphtha - an excellent raw material for bioplastics. It can be transformed into renewable resins needed to create bioplastics, e.g. for the packaging industry.</p> <p class="hugin">Choosing the right packaging solution can make a big difference. Beverage cartons have the lowest CO<sub class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;baseline;font-size&#58;0.8em;">2</sub> footprint among liquid food packaging today. Now even the plastic coating of cartons can be wood-based - using renewable polyethylene reduces the footprint further.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">Elopak, Norway-based company supplying 15 billion cartons around the world each year, joined forces with UPM Biofuels and Dow to offer 100% renewable cartons that are both recyclable and responsibly sourced. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Every tonne of UPM's wood-based naphtha that Dow converts into bioplastics reduces one tonne of fossil raw materials used. The sustainability of the entire value chain is verified with ISCC PLUS certification,&quot; explains <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">Creating a 100% wood-based carton has been a great example of collaboration across the value chain to find sustainable solutions.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2176118/126570.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;In Elopak we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our packages. Thanks to our partnership with Dow and UPM Biofuels, we can now substitute the fossil-based polyethylene with a 100% wood-based solution - and we are able make fully renewable cartons without compromising quality,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Kristian Hall</b>, Director of Corporate Environment at Elopak.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels is one of the few renewable naphtha producers in the world. &quot;We are very excited and proud of this collaboration and ability to offer a high quality wood-based raw material to replace fossil raw materials in packaging,&quot; concludes Mannonen.</p> <p class="hugin">Learn more about 100% wood-based cartons&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//youtu.be/CQ2lq3B0C4U" target="_blank">link to a video</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345, <br class="hugin">e-mail&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on </u><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Elopak<br class="hugin"> </b>Elopak is an international supplier of paper based packaging solutions for liquid food. Based in Norway, and wholly owned by the Ferd Group (one of Norway's largest privately owned industrial groups) Elopak is continually developing its packaging expertise to match the changing demands for packaged food.<br class="hugin">60 years of continuous expansion and growth, sees a truly global corporation operating on every continent. With in-depth penetration through a network of market units and associates in<i class="hugin">&#160;</i>more than 40 countries plus customers in over 80, the Elopak Group seeks to bring its international expertise and product technology to new markets. Today, Elopak is a leading global supplier of packaging solutions to the fresh dairy and juice industries.&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.elopak.com/" target="_blank">www.elopak.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Dow</b><br class="hugin">The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow's market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE&#58; DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.dow.com" target="_blank">www.dow.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM studies opportunities for developing its biofuels business by starting an environmental impact assessment in Kotka, FinlandSystem Account2018-02-05T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 5 February 2018 at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in south-eastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year.</p> <p class="hugin">EU and national policies on biofuels will also play an important role in the final assessment of the possible investment. </p> <p class="hugin">The EIA study states that the proposed second UPM biorefinery would use a different raw material base and technology than in the current UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The Kotka Biorefinery would produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for transportation, made from several renewable and sustainable feedstocks. &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are looking into the use of several new feedstocks that fulfil sustainability criteria, such as wood residues and other sustainable wastes and residues. In addition to this in Uruguay we are testing a winter cropping concept with Brassica carinata for biofuels' raw material. Oil from turnip rape-related carinata would be one of the possible raw materials for the Kotka Biorefinery,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels Development. </p> <p class="hugin">The environmental impact assessment started by UPM in February is a legal preventive environmental policy procedure. EIA studies the execution of alternatives, environmental impacts and the possibility of minimising harmful impacts - as well as the opinions of various stakeholders on all these areas.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2166021/125736.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM has started an environmental impact assessment of a possible biorefinery for Mussalo, Kotka, in Finland. </i><i class="hugin">The proposed site is in the area of a dismantled power plant formerly run by the Pohjolan Voima energy company.</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels Development, tel. +358 40 592 7440, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;petri.kukkonen@upm.com" target="_blank">petri.kukkonen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and the production technologies used by UPM are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM receives RobecoSAM's Industry Mover distictionSystem Account2018-02-01T13:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 1 February 2018 at 13&#58;30 EET) -&#160; UPM has been listed in the RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2018 with the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinctions. The company that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year is named the RobecoSAM Industry Mover.&#160; RobecoSAM awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="150" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2165390/125674.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Aris Prepoudis</b>, CEO, RobecoSAM&#58; &quot;I congratulate UPM whole heartedly for being awarded a Gold Class medal and recognized as Industry Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world's most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;This award makes us at the same time extremely proud and humble,&quot; <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, VP, UPM Environment and Responsibility says smiling. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are proud of the positive steps we have taken in each area of responsibility, and are, of course, pleased that those actions have promoted us in the Gold class and especially among the Industry Movers,&quot; Sami continues. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our Aiming higher culture and purpose to create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy push us to work even harder,&quot; Sami says. </p> <p class="hugin">The UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are strongly guiding UPM in all of its operations. As of 2016 we have been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD, which is a unique leadership platform within the UN Global Compact that strongly promotes the integration of sustainability into business strategies. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We have a great network of the most sustainably advanced companies across geographical regions and industry sectors to discuss and share best practices with,&quot; Sami concludes.</p> <p class="hugin">The Sustainability Yearbook awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance as determined by their score in <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/about-sustainability/corporate-sustainability-assessment/index.jsp" target="_blank">RobecoSAM's annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).</a><br class="hugin">Read more on the 2018 edition of RobecoSAM's <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http&#58;//mail.robecosam.com/u/nrd.php?p%3DX9WJpGOdYF_413_1200470_2_75%26ems_l%3D1071712&amp;data=02%7c01%7ck109905%40mgd.upm.com%7c5b5bb4efe35a4e0d0a4e08d5693915fb%7c9eab37f091c647e39c00fe8544bd272e%7c1%7c0%7c636530616259786657&amp;sdata=sjPyGwuLxXYcB3KLFfY6gf7JF6irCMVlzV2GxZ3foSE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">The Sustainability Yearbook</a>. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40&#160;580 0910.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels and ZERO environmental organisation cooperate to promote green shift in transportation and petrochemical industryAnneli Kunnas, UPM2018-01-22T11:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 22 January 2018 at 11&#58;00 EET)&#160;- UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels&#160; to enable climate change mitigation in transport with renewable fuels. </p> <p class="hugin">The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free bioproducts, such as bioplastics, as an important climate solution for example in the packaging and labelling industries. The work is conducted through continuous dialogue with policy officials and decision makers to promote the transition towards a wider bioeconomy.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;ZERO is a Norwegian environmental organisation that focuses on greenhouse gas reduction through promotion of new technologies enabling emission-free energy solutions without harming the environment. ZERO and UPM Biofuels share the same vision and therefore we see great value in this cooperation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Kåre Gunnar </b><b class="hugin">Fløystad</b> from ZERO.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM and ZERO support advanced biofuels and sustainable bioproducts, which considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions during their lifecycle from raw material to end product when compared to fossil fuels and products.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The cooperation with ZERO is a great opportunity to jointly promote sustainable low-emission solutions for the transport and petrochemical sectors, and support the transition towards both circular and bioeconomy. Wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha are great examples of drop-in fuels replacing fossil fuels and significantly reducing both greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels. &quot;UPM's wood-based naphtha also works well as a feedstock for bioplastics and other biomaterials production.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2162727/125289.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM and ZERO started cooperation in Oslo to promote green shift in the transport and petrochemical sectors. UPM's Markku Purmonen (left), Sari Mannonen and Maiju Helin together with ZERO's Kåre Gunnar Fløystad,&#160;Anders Tangen,&#160;Anne Marit Melbye and Kristin Brenna.</i></p> <p class="hugin">There is an urgent need for various climate solutions. Sustainable development is all about gradual change towards a cleaner climate, and renewable sources of energy and sustainable production methods are key in reducing our ecological footprint. As changes in infrastructure, production systems and consumer behaviour are slow, policy support needs to have a clear direction and continuity. UPM is committed to growing its sustainable product offering for various sectors and therefore engages with civil society to promote the change towards environmental friendly bioeconomy.&#160;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Market Development, UPM Biofuels, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;maiju.helin@upm.com" target="_blank">maiju.helin@upm.com</a>, tel. +358 50&#160;325 6046<br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Kåre Gunnar Fløystad</b>, Head of Policy and Research, ZERO, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;kare.gunnar.floystad@zero.no" target="_blank">kare.gunnar.floystad@zero.no</a>,&#160;tel. +47&#160;95 180&#160;221</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">ZERO</b><br class="hugin">Zero Emission Resource Organisation (ZERO) is an independent, non-profit NGO dedicated primarily to developing and promoting solutions to global warming. Our approach is scientifically founded and aimed towards constructive solutions, both technological and political, favouring dialogue and positive influence over conflict and protests. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.zero.no/" target="_blank">www.zero.no</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow ZERO&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/zeronorge" target="_blank">Twitter</a> </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels receives Uruguay's first RSB sustainability certification for biofuel feedstockMirja Kemppi, UPM2018-01-15T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 15 January 2018 at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop - a new feedstock for biofuel production - in Uruguay. The RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels' existing sustainability certifications like ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RSB certification acknowledges our strong commitment to sustainability in all operations, now also in biofuel feedstock production with local farmers. This is also the first RSB certificate in Uruguay and creates new sustainable practices for agriculture,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Liisa Ranta</b>, Manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes, which can be used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. In addition to EU RED criteria, the sustainability of biofuels is evaluated against 12 principles which have been approved by a wide variety of stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. In addition to greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels, RSB principles cover biodiversity, human rights and environmental and social responsibility throughout the value chain.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The RSB commends UPM for its continued commitment to producing sustainable biofuel. They have demonstrated leadership in the sector being the first to receive RSB certification for the production of biofuel from woodbased feedstocks and are now leading the way in Uruguay with their Brassica carinata certification. This results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions while meeting the highest standards of sustainability and transparency, &quot; says <b class="hugin">Rolf Hogan</b>, the RSB's Executive Director.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2161388/125126.jpg" alt="" /></b></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Brassica carinata winter cropping in Paysandu, Uruguay.</i></p> <p class="hugin">Brassica carinata is an oilseed crop specially designed for sustainable production of biofuels. UPM Biofuels has been developing and testing a new type of biofuel feedstock concept by growing Brassica carinata as a secondary crop in South America. The crop works well in the climatic and agricultural conditions of Uruguay and&#160;has been&#160;tested by local farmers. Brassica carinata cultivation adds value to their use of existing agricultural land as it will be used productively also in winter. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Liisa Ranta</b>, Manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development, tel. +358 40 582 9338</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RSB certification</b><br class="hugin">The RSB is valued and peer-reviewed organization that offers advisory, membership and certification services for sustainable biomaterials on a global scale. The RSB, its member network, partnerships and certified projects represent best practice in sustainability and promote the development of a healthy bioeconomy. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rsb.org/" target="_blank">www.rsb.org</a><br class="hugin">For further information please contact Rolf Hogan - Executive Director of the RSB, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;rolf.hogan@rsb.org" target="_blank">rolf.hogan@rsb.org</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow RSB on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/rsb_org" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/rsb.org/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/2640706/" target="_blank">Linked In</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels wins the Bioenergy Industry Leadership award in the 2017 Platts Global Energy AwardsKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-12-08T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 8 December 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels was chosen as the Bioenergy Industry Leader at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards - often described as the Oscars of the energy industry. The competition was arranged by S&amp;P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of market information and benchmark prices for commodities in the energy sector.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels was nominated for its wood-based low emission advanced UPM BioVerno biofuels, and its one-of-a-kind commercial scale biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. The choice was made among energy companies from nearly 30 countries representing four continents, including some of the world's leading energy giants.</p> <p class="hugin">In the Industry Leader Award Bioenergy category, all finalists were innovative operators developing sustainable bioenergy solutions. The independent panel of judges was impressed by UPM Biofuels' innovativeness, leadership and operational excellence as well as its ability to minimise undesirable environmental impacts. The winner of the bioenergy leadership award was picked from a total of six finalists&#58; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Praj Industries, Propel Fuels, Targray, Alcol Biotech and UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;It's a great honour to receive this recognition of leadership in the bioenergy industry from the S&amp;P Global Platts organisation, which is highly valued in the energy industry. It gives credit to the whole UPM Biofuels team that has managed to make significant progress in sustainable advanced biofuels,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2154842/124392.jpg" alt="" style="margin-left&#58;0px;" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM's Sari Mannonen (2<sup class="hugin" style="font-size&#58;0.8em;vertical-align&#58;text-top;">nd</sup> from right) received the Bioenergy Industry Leader Award from Platts representatives in New York.</i></p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels won praise for its commitment to sustainability and ability to utilise forest industry residue as a raw material for its advanced biofuels production. Using wood-based residues as raw material to produce sustainable drop-in biofuels is a fast track solution for reducing greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions from transportation.</p> <p class="hugin">The Global Energy Awards are now in their 19<sup class="hugin" style="font-size&#58;0.8em;vertical-align&#58;text-top;">th</sup> year recognising top performers, industry leaders and innovators in the energy industry. The award ceremony took place in New York on December 7, 2017.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more about the Platts Global Energy Award at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com/" target="_blank">http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45 265 1345</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="627" height="202" class="hugin" id="Picture 3" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2154842/124393.jpg" border="0" alt="" style="margin-left&#58;0px;" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM supports schooling opportunities of young people at risk of social exclusionSystem Account2017-11-20T11:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 20 November 2017 at 11.30 EET) -UPM supports young people whose secondary education is at risk due to the family's low income through Eväitä Elämälle programme by Save the Children organisation. UPM's support is targeted at buying learning materials so that young people can continue their studies regardless of the family's financial situation. The study materials aid will be directed to the local associations of the Save the Children organisation.</p> <p class="hugin">In Finland, 15 per cent of young people have not completed upper secondary education by the age of 25. Nearly half of the young people without qualification or education have had to cut or drop their studies due to lack of money. The costs of upper secondary education are caused by learning materials in particular. Study materials aid is provided for the textbooks and other materials, such as work equipment, used at secondary schools and vocational institutions. The goal is that the beneficiaries can complete a matriculation examination or a vocational qualification.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;As a sponsor of Eväitä Elämälle programme we are promoting equality and inclusion among young people as well as increasing their opportunities to build future in their chosen studies. This is important for the young themselves but also for society as a whole and for its wellbeing, &quot;says <b class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela</b>, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations at UPM.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Under the Eväitä Elämälle programme, 1,458 children from low-income families received aid for learning materials and hobbies from Save the Children last year. Our recent study shows clearly that the schooling costs are a problem for many. Nearly 60 per cent of the respondents felt that the costs of secondary education have caused them or their families financial challenges,&quot;says <b class="hugin">Hanna Markkula-Kivisilta</b>, Secretary General from Save the Children Finland.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM's societal engagement activities are closely connected to our Biofore strategy and responsibility targets. UPM focuses on projects that are relevant to both UPM's business and responsibility goals. The focus areas of UPM's Biofore Share and Care programme are&#58; Reading &amp; Learning, Engaging with communities, Responsible water use and Boosting bioinnovations. Read more on Biofore Share and Care programme on UPM <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Responsibility/people-society/sponsorships-donations/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela, EVP, Stakeholder Relations, UPM, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;pirkko.harrela@upm.com" target="_blank">pirkko.harrela@upm.com</a>, tel. +358 2041 50588<br class="hugin">Hanna Markkula-Kivisilta, Secretary General, Save the Children Finland, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;hanna.markkula-kivisilta@pelastakaalapset.fi" target="_blank">hanna.markkula-kivisilta@pelastakaalapset.fi</a>, tel. +358 50 462 1148</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Save the Children Finland</b><br class="hugin">Save the Children Finland is a politically and religiously independent non-governmental organization founded in 1922, which fights for children's rights in order to immediately and permanently improve children's lives in Finland and all over the world. Save the Children Finland is part of the Save the Children organization, which operates in over 100 countries to improve children's lives. Our vision is a world where every child has the right to live, to be protected, to develop and to participate. Our mission is to improve the way children are treated and to immediately and permanently improve children's lives. Additional information&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.pelastakaalapset.fi" target="_blank">www.pelastakaalapset.fi</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM receives an A score for CDP's Water and Forests ProgramsKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-10-25T11:00:00Z<p>​(UPM, Helsinki, 25 October 2017 at 09.30 EET) - UPM has been positioned on this year's A List for water and forests by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. CDP's A List comprises companies from around the world that have been identified as leading in their efforts and actions to combat environmental risk in the past CDP reporting year. Of the companies that submitted information, UPM is one of the only four companies to score an A on both water and forests.<br><br>&quot;UPM is committed to the internationally accepted principles of sustainable forest management and to minimise the negative impacts of its operations on water resources,&quot; says <strong>Tuomas Niemi</strong>, Manager, UPM Environment and Responsibility. <br> <br>&quot;We aim to maximise our total contribution to society by creating long-term profitable business with responsible practises embedded into our operations and value-chain&quot;, Niemi continues. <br> <br>&quot;Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the A List this year. It's inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate environmental risks and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. These companies are driving the transition as we approach a tipping point on environmental action&quot;, says Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP.<br> <br>CDP publishes A-D scores across climate, water and forests for over 3,000 major corporates, with the leaders celebrated on the A List. <br> <br>This is the first year that CDP has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability. Thousands of companies submit annual environmental disclosures to CDP for independent assessment at the request of 827 investors with assets of over US$100 trillion.<br> <br>The A-List and full company scores are available on CDP's website&#58; <a href="https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017">https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017</a></p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br><strong>Tuomas Niemi</strong>, Manager, Standards, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 7388 137<br> <br><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br>tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a><br><br> <br><strong>About UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a><br>&#160;<br>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a> | <a href="http&#58;//upmbiofore.com/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">upmbiofore.com</span></a><br> <br><strong>About CDP</strong><br>CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP's platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit <a>www.cdp.net or</a> follow us @CDP to find out more.<br></p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
EU Commission VP Maros Šefcovic visits UPM Kaukas: focus on renewable energy and climate change mitigationSystem Account2017-10-13T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 October 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM was honoured to welcome European Commission Vice President <strong class="hugin">Maroš Šefcovic</strong>, responsible for the Energy Union, to the UPM Kaukas Mill site in Lappeenranta Finland today. The visit was hosted by UPM's President and CEO, <strong class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</strong>.</p> <p class="hugin">During the visit UPM presented its UPM Biofore strategy designed to create sustainable solutions and new innovations from renewable raw materials that provide options to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. </p> <p class="hugin">Pesonen called for EU regulation that ensures the right framework for companies to invest and provide innovative solutions to reduce emissions.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The European Union has set a target to be the world leader in renewable energy in the 2020s. UPM is definitely able to support this ambitious goal. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that EU institutions provide long-term regulatory certainty, clear rules on biomass sustainability, and a framework for the increased use of sustainable advanced biofuels in transport,&quot; says Pesonen. </p> <p class="hugin">The EU Commission Vice President toured the UPM Kaukas Mill complex - a unique and versatile bioindustry site producing pulp, paper, timber and biofuels out of renewable wood-based raw materials. The site also encompasses a UPM Research Centre and a UPM Wood Sourcing and Forestry unit. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Biorefining, tel. +358 204 15 0572&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx